Read into the art work

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Miami

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Summer has traditionally been the time to sit back, relax and – read! On the beach, or on the couch during school’s break. Wynwood’s Black Square Gallery has decided to honor this universal tradition with a group show of international artists called “Summer Reading,” with some exciting text-based works. Calligraphy, hieroglyphics and cursive writing have […]

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“Warhol Is Over?” No way

Published on July 10, 2012 by in Miami

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It was in the late 1960s when Andy Warhol pronounced: “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes,” his commentary on the celebrity-soaked, pop-world culture that America had become. But in a twist of fate, the artist who is most synonymous with pop art, the man who was as famous for his persona […]

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The six gallery spaces spread over two floors in the 12,000-square-foot space that makes up the impressive Zadok Gallery in Wynwood can hold a lot of art. It does, and its good stuff. Zadok has displayed a wide variety of works from its roster, which includes well-known international artists as well as emerging ones. During […]

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Take a Fourth of July Road Trip

Published on July 3, 2012 by in Miami

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Nothing is more American than our cars and what we do with them. Which is, drive. As America celebrates its independence this week, it’s interesting to note how much driving has come to define the American experience, how much we associate the car and where it can take the individual with independence and freedom. One […]

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Kimsooja becomes a needle woman in eight synchronized videos in a darkened Miami Art Museum (a Knight Arts grantee). Like a needle in a haystack, only the back of the Korea-born artist is shown, standing completely still and straight, her long black hair in a pony tail, while the populations of eight major metropolises move […]

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You’ll immediate recognize the colorful, cartoonish painting from Keith Haring hanging on the sixth floor of the Wolfsonian-FIU, but there is nothing cartoon-like in the message he had written: “Ignorance = Fear,” “Silence = Death,” “Fight AIDS, ACT UP.” It’s one of the numerous posters in this amazing, at times heartbreaking, at times empowering, exhibit […]

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A fond farewell to an artistic voice

Published on June 22, 2012 by in Miami

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Back in 2001, when I first moved to Miami, the University of Miami Art History professor and writer Paula Harper was crafting a piece for Art in America about the latest crop of artists who were making a huge splash, and had a show at MOCA called “The House at MOCA.” It was the first […]

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A well-deserved nod to the Bass

Published on June 19, 2012 by in Miami

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Wynwood gets most of the attention these days as the art hub of Miami. And rightly so, as the amount of galleries and studio spaces far exceeds any other place not only here, but in the Southeast and likely any place south of New York. The newly formed ArtPlace, a national collaboration of foundations, banks […]

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The paintings of Lynne Golob Gelfman deserve close attention and inspection, for their incredible subtleties of color and movement. In fact, while used to illustrate this posting, the paintings on this page do not do justice to Gelfman’s work, as it is important to see these pieces off the page and on the wall; in […]

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This week will be a time to say hello, goodbye, and stick around with some innovative evenings that underscore the diversity of offerings in Miami these days. First, for the sayonara: one of the original and flagship galleries in what we now call the Art District will shutter its doors for good in July, the […]

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